GUWAHATI, July 23 - The All Assam Tourism Students Union (Aatsu) has sought a change in the new UGC guidelines regarding physical appearance of students in semester exams.
In a letter to the Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Aatsu pointed out that the students cannot afford to risk their lives by physically appearing in semester exams as Assam is now facing the dual problems of Covid-19 and flood.
The student body pointed out that many people have lost their lives both due to Covid-19 and floods. It also drew the UGC Chairman�s attention to the fact that it is not possible for every student to take online exams because not all can afford smartphones.
The student body requested the UGC to promote the students of tourism to the final semester on the basis of previous academic performance.